This piece was written by my sister, Jennifer. She wrote this for an assignment she had in one of her classes. When she asked me to review her essay I was not expecting an opinion piece on her hair. Before finishing her piece, I had to ask if I could share it, she did not... Continue Reading →
I was a pound and a half I was very small I couldn’t eat, not even breathe… I was so small everyone thought I was going to die I was so small I couldn’t fit on my mother's hand I was so small my bed used to be a shoe box I was so small... Continue Reading →
We have the power to change! Thousands of immigrants marched and took over the streets of NYC We have the power to create! Hundreds of people walked out and took over City Hall We have the power to help! Thousands of people marched to the end of the world to cure strangers of AIDS I... Continue Reading →
There is something nostalgic about going to the airport to pick up someone... Loved ones with roses, or balloons. People lingering in the room. All minding their own business, some people resting, killing time before their next adventure. Others looking at the flight status screen, wondering if the plane is on approach or if the... Continue Reading →
Hola, This poem, is a response to the documentary Which Way Home, I watched the documentary during a special event at The New School when I was an undergraduate student in the Spring of 2011. On my way home I was very emotional. When I am very emotional I normally I write, and that is what I did on my way home that afternoon. Enjoy!
This year I aim to share at least one post every month. Last year it was hard to continuously post because I kept getting in the way of sharing my writing. This year, I aim to get out of my own head and share my writing. First post is coming soon...
Hace dos años tomé la decisión de dejar de desrizarme/alisarme el cabello. Esta decisión no fue instantánea, ya que he contemplando hacerlo durante años, tratando de armarme de valor y realmente dejar de alisar mi cabello. Después de 17 años, finalmente tomé la decisión y en junio del año 2015 fue la última vez que... Continue Reading →
Two years ago I made the decision to stop relaxing my hair. This decision was not out of whim, I was contemplating doing so for years, trying to muster up the courage to actually stop relaxing my hair. After 17 years I finally made my decision and in June 2015 was the last time I... Continue Reading →
If you take a look at my first blog written in 2011 (Who, What, When, Where and Why's of Julia R.), you can get a glimpse of my cultural background and what my formal education history looks like. However, things did not turn out the way I wrote them on that blog, hence the reason... Continue Reading →
La mayoría de mis amigos de la escuela y el trabajo me conocen por el nombre Julia, lo mismo es verdad para cualquier persona que he conocido a través de redes profesionales o fuera de mi familia. Sin embargo, para mi familia, si buscas a Julia, no te dirigirán hacia mí, te dirigirían a mi... Continue Reading →